• Intravenous Video

    By definition (my own), Intravenous Video causes a physical change in the viewer, whether real or...

  • Letters

    Austin Applauds Dear Tim, My ad in MovieMaker has brought students into my workshop from the...

  • Marty and Me

    I had a chance to sit down with Dan Algrant when he was in Seattle a...

  • Are Women Psycho or is it Just Hollywood?

    I have recently noticed a disturbing trend in Hollywood cinema: the psychotic woman. The films that...

  • Citizen Cotten

    In the title of his autobiography Joseph Cotten said Vanity Will Get You Somewhere. Talent, and...

  • Spielberg Finally Wins the Gold

    The Academy Award nominations have been announced, and to absolutely no one’s surprise, they were dominated...

  • Another Getaway

    When he died in 1977, Jim Thompson left as his legacy a handful of crime novels....

  • Scraping Bottom

    Evil priests. Lascivious nuns. Mischievous monkeys in a graveyard. What genius dwells in the minds of...

  • Portrait of the Screenwriter as a Young Man

    I met George Wing through his girlfriend, who was working an unglamorous day job with me...

  • Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

    The Phantom Empire by Geoffrey O’Brien W W. Norton & Co., New York, 1993 $20.00 "Instead...

  • “Making it” in Super 8

    Once upon a time, long before commercial moviemaking became the passion of every Tom, Dick and...

  • “I Make Populist Entertainment Films:” Mike Leigh on Naked

    Like his movies, British filmmaker Mike Leigh is confrontational and acerbic, with a dark wit and...

  • Extreme Projectionist

    Dennis Nyback is EMPHATIC when he states that the Pike St. Cinema is not located in...

  • Making History Hollywood Style

    For better or worse, movies are the closest thing we’ve got to a cultural Rorshak test....

  • A Touch of Welles

    The last couple of years have been pretty good for Orson Welles, even though he hasn’t...

  • Posing at the Posies

    Chances are you live  in Seattle, so you know what moshing is. I knew, too- sort...

  • High on Hollywood

    When I talked to Steve Wright recently he was negotiating a deal for a used helicopter...

  • Letters

    17th Portland International Film Festival to Open Dear Editor: The Portland Art Museum Northwest Film Center...

  • Scapegoat: Hollywood

    In early December, President Clinton appealed to Hollywood’s elite to curb movie violence and "reshape America’s...

  • Joy & Luck in Hollywood

    Success doesn’t exactly come easy to Ron Bass, but Bass, the co-writer and co-producer of The...

  • McElwee’s March – Part 2

    Part 1 Ross McElwee spoke with Paula Hunt recently at the Vancouver film festival. Part One...

  • Visions From Down Under

    As anyone who has seen the movies of Kurosawa, Truffaut, or Bergman knows, great filmmakers tend...

  • Triumph and Tragedy

    In 1954 two exceptional films on organized labor were produced. Elia Kazan’s On The Waterfront worn...

  • Video Masturbation

    No, I’m not talking about the kind of self-abuse induced by Debbie Does Dallas. But video...

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